Community Action Agency

The Community Action Agency purpose is “to stimulate a better focusing of available local, state, private and federal resources with the goal of enabling low-income Community Action Agency families, and low-income individuals of all ages, in rural and urban areas, to attain the skills, knowledge and motivation, and secure the opportunities needed for them to become self-sufficient.


Community Action Agencies by statute can have no more than 51 members. One-third membership are public officials, at least one-third membership are poor or representatives of poor groups, and the remaining are to be officials or members of private interest (business, labor, education). Region II CAA’s bylaws provide for a 27 member board; 14 from Jackson, 8 from Lenawee, and 5 from Hillsdale.


For Public Officials, no limitation on length of service except by the body that appoints them. Members other than Public Officials, maximum 5 year term, minimum 1 year off Board, followed by 5 year term if reappointed by respective group.

This page originated on June 26, 2015 and was last modified on August 13, 2015